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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by JeremyJames, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. TexasSpeed
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  2. Porttownsend119
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    Nice J! I've got a 55 Merc 4 door that I'd like to do some chopping, welding, filling on. Keep us posted.


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  3. desotot
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    Very nice,,, beautiful workmanship.
     
  4. JeremyJames
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    Yes they do! I did for got to mention how instrumental your tech on brass trim was!
    Ive read about guys making window trim and other trim parts in a few little books over the years. when it came time to get serious I did some digging and your thread was hands down the best info out there for doing this.
    Thanks for sharing that!
    They are however a TOTAL P.I.T.A!


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  5. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Awesome workmanship. These details are making the car go from another chopped Merc, into the exceptional Merc category. Glad to see the project back on track and updated.
    It's too bad you couldn't have utilized a mill to make a couple of passes on the brass stock vs. the labor of hand filing and grinding it to shape.
    Btw, what are the shortfalls of cutting and shaping the stock stainless?
     
  6. JeremyJames
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    Thanks man.
    As far as milling it is concerned. After I hand ground and filed a 12' stick of it I started looking around for better options! I asked the guys in the machine shop at work and none of them wanted to tackle the project. So I finally ended up sticking the brass to one of the surface plate tables at work with 3m double sided tape and used a router with a round over bit to make things go a little quicker. That has cut the fab time per window in half!

    In regards to the stock trim, there just doesn't seem to be a good way to reshape it. It clips over the stock window lip and there isn't a good way to hammer dolly and metal finish it. Most guys end up using 3 or 4 stainless clips per window to cover the parts where it's butted together. I messed with the stock trim for a little while and opted to go with the brass for a cleaner look.
    I can't wait to see them chromed!





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  7. mikes51
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    I've seen those brass ones, finished up as one continuous chromed piece, Looks really clean, no clips. I rebent my stainless per Steadman's video, even then it was really hard not to kink them. It's not too hard to heat and tighten a curve, but to heat and spread open a bend was tough.
     
  8. JeremyJames
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    Thanks for the input mike! always happy to hear how someone else buttoned up the details.
    I am planing to make little stainless clips to finish off the trim to make it look stock





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  9. JeffreyJames
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    That's more like it.


    Split a pizza tonight? :D Oh Gibbs oil isn't here yet. Shipped though....
     
  10. Jerm, Hated I missed you over the weekend (you too, JJ). Got to take a gander at the 49......superb work, brother!

    Gibbs?!?!? Is that to "fast-track" the SCS?
     
  11. Flat-Foot
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    Nope, that's what they rub on each other before they go tanning.
     
  12. JeffreyJames
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    Either that or on our naked slip and slide track.......we then shake off the excess and marinate our food in it for our parties.
     
  13. Shoulda known.....PERVS!!!! :D
     
  14. RR496
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    Looks awesome!
     



  15. That's funny shit!
     
  16. Very nice. Out of curiousity, would you know how high you had to make the transmission tunnel, compared to stock?
     
  17. JeremyJames
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1376945826.507440.jpg

    It is a good bit taller, but I really don't know how much.
    I had to mount the engine higher then I wanted to due to steering box issues and to get all my angles right.
    I was able to modify the stock tunnel




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  18. We need updates! I have been following on Instagram and want to see and know about the tail lights.


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  19. JeremyJames
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    alright alright I'll fill you all in on what I've been up to...I'm way over due for an update anyway.

    I've done a bunch of small detail stuff but I wont bore you with the details.
    here area a few pictures

    engine bay is getting close... just a few more pieces to get to the chromer.
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    carb linkage made and also ready for chrome
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    and I know I'll probably catch some flack for this, but I had a few set of smitty mufflers but I didn't want glass packs...I wanted steel packs.
    so I cut those apart and made a few changes to the baffle core and repacked them with stainless steel....I know I know boring stuff but I am pretty excited to hear how they sound!![​IMG][/URL]
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    I'll probably end up chroming these.... the paint is temporary.
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    I'll post the pics of the tail lights in just a few minutes
     
  20. JeremyJames
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    alright on to fun stuff!!!!

    I had a very productive weekend and am really happy with how these turned out.

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    here's how the process started
    with a set of lenses and round rod from winfield

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    gotta make a few holes go away
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    all tacked in... lets not focus on the bs holes that some ass clown put in the side of my quarters to get fiberglass to stick.... still need fix them.
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    and the finished result!
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  21. steveb
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    Dang, those taillights are it! Great work!
     
  22. Looks great thanks for the update!


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  23. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Tailights look Tits. Just perfect for a 49/50. Glad to see the update and that you've made yet another perfect styling touch to the Merc!
     
  24. Royalshifter
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    Such a focused thread.
     
  25. ss34coupe
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    This thread makes me want my 49 Merc back! Great work guys!
     
  26. TexasSpeed
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    No better-qualified thread for the "Traditional Customs Sub-Forum" than this Merc..

    No joke.


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  27. krusty40
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    Jeroma - Just got caught up on this thread - you are really building a GREAT car. Thank you so much for taking the time to help us finish the bodywork on the Bonneville car. I gotta get to the clubhouse and check up on the build. unkl vic
     
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    amen!
     
  30. JeremyJames
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    Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. I couldn't be happier with how the car is turning out!




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